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texts 27,718
TOPIC
Science 3,002
Natural history 2,339
Birds 1,621
Zoology 1,575
Entomology 1,517
Insects 1,468
Mollusks 1,118
Geology 985
Botany 944
Insect pests 534
Smithsonian Institution 533
Paleontology 462
Lepidoptera 459
Indians of North America 443
Fishes 440
Fisheries 409
Marine biology 398
Ethnology 378
Biology 317
Ornithology 317
Beetles 304
Mammals 266
Crustacea 265
Beneficial insects 263
Scientific expeditions 237
Medicine 232
Animals 220
Albatross (Steamer) 217
Patents 214
Shells 187
Postage stamps 182
Agriculture 180
Plants 169
Ichthyology 161
Butterflies 160
Catholic Church 157
Discoveries in science 156
Siouan Indians 155
Smithsonian Institution. Archives 155
Reptiles 153
Fish trade 142
Engineering 140
Art 139
Natuurwetenschappen 132
Sciences 132
Periodicals 129
Stamp collecting 125
Bicycles 124
Invertebrates 124
Cycling 123
United States. Patent Office 123
Indians 117
Diptera 114
Budget 110
United States. Dept. of the Interior 110
Indians, Treatment of 106
Marine invertebrates 106
United States. Office of Indian Affairs 104
Amphibians 101
Pharmacy 100
Hemiptera 92
Marine animals 92
Hunting 88
Railroads 88
Anatomy, Comparative 86
Pharmacology 86
Gardening 85
Fishing 84
Decoration and ornament 82
Pictorial works 82
Technology 81
Gastropoda 80
Pottery 79
Art museums 78
Toy and movable books 77
Artists' books 76
Geography 75
Stamp collectors 71
Electric railroads 70
Mollusks, Fossil 70
Mammalogy 69
Moths 68
Outdoor life 66
Coral reefs and islands 65
Voyages and travels 65
Game and game-birds 60
Industrial arts 60
Sports 60
BIOLOGY 59
Biologie 59
CIENCIA 59
NATURAL HISTORY 59
Physique 59
SCIENCE 59
United States National Museum 58
Grasses 57
Horticulture 57
Indians of South America 57
Oceanography 57
Aeronautics 56
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Säugetierkunde 56
Mines and mineral resources 56
Painting 56
Transportation 56
Decapoda (Crustacea) 54
Anthropology 53
Dakota Indians 53
Echinodermata 53
Fish culture 53
Société philomathique de Paris 52
Animal behavior 51
Ferns 51
Herpetology 51
Vertebrates 51
Architecture 50
Electricity 50
Marine sciences 50
Surgery 48
Hymenoptera 46
Street-railroads 46
Aquariums 45
Sociedad Científica Argentina 45
Baseball 44
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe 43
Costume 43
Embroidery 43
Early works to 1800 42
New York State Museum 42
Botanists 41
Popular instrumental music 41
Worms 40
Ctenophora 39
Folk festivals 39
Photography 39
Zoology, Economic 39
Fish Hawk (Steamer) 38
Lace and lace making 38
Aquarium fishes 37
Evolution 37
Sociedad de Biología de Concepción 37
Cnidaria 36
Copepoda 36
Mathematics 36
Natural history museums 36
Zoogeography 36
Malayan languages 35
Mineralogy 35
Cyclists 34
Physiology 34
Biplanes 33
Decorative arts 33
Mammals, Fossil 33
Physical geography 33
Popular music 32
Unionidae 32
Amphipoda 31
Freer Gallery of Art 31
Snakes 31
Cage birds 30
Cetacea 30
Freshwater animals 30
Missions 30
Ocean 30
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Anthropology Outreach Office 29
Portraits 29
Songs with piano 29
Zoological specimens 29
Airplanes 28
Bees 28
Cephalopoda 28
Crayfish 28
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 28
Art objects 27
Artists 27
Crabs 27
Naturalists 27
Voyages around the world 27
Women 27
Art, American 26
Bivalves 26
Historical geology 26
Interior decoration 26
Isopoda 26
Landscape architecture 26
Mammologists 26
Painting, American 26
Postal service 26
Sponges 26
Algae 25
Challenger Expedition, 1872-1876 25
Indians of Mexico 25
Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society 25
Oriental philology 25
Snails 25
Taxidermy 25
documentcloud 25
smithsonian 25
3907-megan-gambino 24
Airships 24
Human beings 24
LANGUAGE
english 17,442
german 3,958
french 3,253
italian 570
latin 559
spanish 494
dutch 216
dakota 207
russian 202
swedish 153
SHOW DETAILS
Title
Date Published
Creator
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Snodgrass, R. E. (Robert E.), 1875-1962
25,625
51
5
Insects, their way and means of living. Copy 1 (STRI) 7718. 362 p. illus.
( 5 reviews )
Topic: Insects
Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication).
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists
Smithsonian Libraries
by Burton, William, 1863-; Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1872-1941
11,566
4
0
"Works of reference consulted": p. [xii]
Topic: Pottery
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution
11,299
0
0
Vols. 45, 47, 48, 50 and 52 were published as "Quarterly issue, v. 1-5, 1903-10", designed as a medium for the early publication of the results of researches and for reports of a preliminary nature; this form of publication was discontinued after v. 52
Topic: Science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, 1849-1917; Basu, Baman Das, 1867-1930
9,527
2
0
The letters I.C.S. in title probably refer to "an able member of the Indian civil service," who assisted in the botanical description. cf. Pref., p. [v]-vi
Topics: Botany, Botany, Medical
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Ortner, Donald J; Aufderheide, Arthur C; International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (12th : 1988 : Zagreb, Croatia)
9,238
0
0
Based on a symposium held during the International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Zagreb, Yugoslovia, July 24-31, 1988
Topic: Paleopathology
Smithsonian Libraries
by Wilson, Winifred H., 1874-; Willcox, Marshall Bidwell, 1866-
8,324
3
0
On cover: M.B. Willcox, his leather book
Topic: Leatherwork
Part XXXI. Index to Trivialia Under Genera, pp.417-654 (Diabasis (Col.)-Lyurus).
Topics: Animals, Zoology
extracted
Topic: Bees
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Entomological Society; Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Entomological Section
7,475
0
0
Vols. for 1895-1927(?) issued by the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; 1927(?) - by the American Entomological Society
Topic: Entomology
Smithsonian Libraries
by Pennsylvania. Dept. of Labor and Industry
7,316
0
0
At head of title: Department of labor and industry. Clifford B. Connelley, commissioner
Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication).
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents; United States National Museum. Report of the U.S. National Museum; Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary
6,898
0
0
Report year for 1885-1964 ends June 30
Topics: Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution. Archives, Discoveries in science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Oi, Jisaburo, 1905-1977; Meyer, Frederick G. (Frederick Gustav), 1917-2006; Meyer, Frederick G, (Frederick Gustav- 1917-2006-; Walker, Egbert H. (Egbert Hamilton), 1899-1991-; Walker, Egbert H. (Egbert Hamilton), 1899-1991
6,740
1
0
Maps on lining papers
Topic: Botany
Title from cover
Topics: Art, Zimbabwean, Art, Southern African
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,591
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, 1849-1917; Basu, Baman Das, 1867-1930
6,512
0
0
The letters I.C.S. in title probably refer to "an able member of the Indian civil service," who assisted in the botanical description. cf. Pref., p. [v]-vi
Topics: Botany, Botany, Medical
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Carolo Davies Sherborn
6,468
0
0
Part 2: Index to generic names
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution
6,451
0
0
GeoRef
Topic: Science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,390
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,382
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Smithsonian Libraries
by King, Jeanne Snodgrass, 1927-
6,382
0
0
Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-269)
Topics: Indians of North America, Indian art
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Carolo Davies Sherborn
6,296
0
0
Part XXX, Index to Trivialia under Genera, pp. 209 - 416 (Atherina - Dia)
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
6,293
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
6,276
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Smithsonian Libraries
by F A O Schwarz (Firm)
6,253
5
0
Trade literature.
Topics: Catalogs, F A O Schwarz (Firm), Toys, Children's paraphernalia, Sporting goods, Board games
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,227
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,210
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Société entomologique de France
6,182
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Entomology
Smithsonian Libraries
by Waring, Mary E
6,148
18
2
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Embroidery
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Biological Society of Washington; Smithsonian Institution
6,066
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents; United States National Museum. Report of the U.S. National Museum; Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary
6,046
0
0
Report year for 1885-1964 ends June 30
Topics: Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution. Archives, Discoveries in science
Vols. 26-50 called also ser. 2, v. 1-25; Vols. 51-75, ser. 3, v. 1-25; Vols. 76-100, ser. 4, v. 1-25
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
6,025
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,999
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Société entomologique de France
5,991
0
0
Life sciences collection
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,949
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution
5,942
0
0
GeoRef
Topic: Science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,919
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,899
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,892
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,855
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Clocks and watches, Clock and watch makers
Smithsonian Libraries
5,816
0
0
At head of title: Congreso Cientifico Internacional Americano celebrado en Buenos Aires en julio de 1910
Topics: Prayer, Prayer, Prayers
Steven J. Long, managing editor
Topics: Marine biology, Marine invertebrates, Mollusks
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Institute of Malacology; University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology. Mollusk Division
5,767
0
0
Biological abstracts
Topic: Mollusks
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,749
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,745
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,741
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,737
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Polskie Towarzystwo Entomologiczne; Polski Zwiazek Entomologiczny; Polskie Towarzystwo Przyrodników im. Kopernika. Sekcja Entomologiczna
5,725
0
0
Vol. 24, suppl. 1-3 form no. 1-3 of Polskie pismo entomologiczne. Seria B: Entomologia stosowana
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,725
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Smithsonian Libraries
by Huden, John Charles, 1899-; Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
5,714
1
0
Bibliography: p.387-394
Topics: Names, Indian, Names, Geographical
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,693
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,690
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Entomological Society; Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Entomological Section
5,687
0
0
Vols. for 1895-1927(?) issued by the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; 1927(?) - by the American Entomological Society
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,686
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents; United States National Museum. Report of the U.S. National Museum; Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary
5,675
0
0
Report year for 1885-1964 ends June 30
Topics: Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution. Archives, Discoveries in science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,668
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,663
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,643
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,627
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,624
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,572
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,532
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,500
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Botanicheskii institut (Akademiia nauk SSSR); Mifal tirgume ha-mada ha-Yisreeli; Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
5,449
1
0
Translated and published as part of the translations program of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Topic: Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents; United States National Museum. Report of the U.S. National Museum; Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary
5,435
0
0
Report year for 1885-1964 ends June 30
Topics: Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution. Archives, Discoveries in science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Göldi, Emil August, 1859-1917
5,394
1
0
"Literatura": p. 633-644
Topic: Birds
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Entomological Society; Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Entomological Section
5,358
0
0
Vols. for 1895-1927(?) issued by the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; 1927(?) - by the American Entomological Society
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,330
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history
Smithsonian Libraries
by Moore School of Electrical Engineering; Burks, Arthur W. (Arthur Walter), 1915-2008; Huskey, Harry D. (Harry Douglas), b. 1916; Reitwiesner, Homé, former owner. DSI; United States. Army. Ordnance Dept
5,327
0
0
statement of responsibility: developed under the supervision of the Ordnance Department, United States Army.
Topics: Electronic digital computers, ENIAC (Computer)
Vols. 26-50 called also ser. 2, v. 1-25; Vols. 51-75, ser. 3, v. 1-25; Vols. 76-100, ser. 4, v. 1-25
Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schweizerische Zoologische Gesellschaft; Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
5,271
0
0
Chemical abstracts
Topics: Zoology, Natural history